- Annual contest generated over 880,000 votes. -
CHICAGO – July 20, 2018 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt. HGTV teamed exclusively with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio for the popular month-long promotion on HGTV.com, which concluded July 17.
The promotion identified extraordinary homes for sale around the world in nine different categories and gave consumers the opportunity to vote for their favorites. With more than 880,000 votes cast and 84 million page views, the Ultimate House Hunt is one of HGTV.com’s most popular online contests.
All 88 finalists from 13 countries were homes represented by LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio members. Based on the total number of votes received, the Overall Winner, as well as the favorite for Global Homes, was a sprawling Italian villa near Sardinia, Italy, represented by Immobilsarda.
Winners in the other categories include Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates for Homes with a History, First Team Estates for Love It or List it, GARDNER, REALTORS for Urban Digs, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers for Waterfront Homes, Sibarth Real Estate for Modern Masterpieces, Silver Creek Real Estate Group for Extreme Homes, Willis Allen Real Estate for Amazing Kitchens, and Windermere Real Estate for Curb Appeal.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with HGTV.com to curate some of our members’ most extraordinary homes and see which properties are most popular with voters,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “This year’s contest, featured homes from 13 different countries, with the Global Homes winner receiving the highest number of overall votes, reflecting the broad reach of your network and the universal appeal of beautiful homes.”
In addition to bragging rights, the winning homes will receive additional editorial exposure on HGTV.com. To view the Ultimate House Hunt winners, visit www.hgtv.com/ultimatehousehuntwinners.
About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies, with over 565 companies and 130,000 sales associates in 70 countries. Network members generate over 1.1 million transactions annually, with $372 billion in home sales. LeadingRE exists to make its members better by connecting them to opportunities and people around the globe, supporting them with an international referral network, professional development programs, unique events and connections to people and opportunities worldwide.
About Luxury Portfolio International®
Luxury Portfolio International® (www.LuxuryPortfolio.com) is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world's most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio International attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and marketed over 50,000 luxury homes to over three million high-net-worth visitors last year.
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